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How Do I Begin Preparing for Exams?

How Do I Begin Preparing for Exams?
« on: October 30, 2008, 05:44:06 PM »
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I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO AND I'M FREAKING OUT.

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Re: How Do I Begin Preparing for Exams?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 05:52:21 PM »
Are you planning to do outlines? That's a good way to start reviewing.

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Re: How Do I Begin Preparing for Exams?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 07:54:04 AM »
Chicago, I agree with outlining.  Even if you were able to acquire outlines from other students, I still think creating your own is key.  I've done them for 2/4 of my classes and in those courses I definitely feel stronger than in the ones where I've merely been reading another student's outline. 

I've been outlining and using the E&E or the other supp. and trying to review those sections when be begin and when we complete a subject area. Needless to say, I still feel I am nowhere nowhere near ready for exams, so I feel your stress still.

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Re: How Do I Begin Preparing for Exams?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 08:39:29 AM »
Closed book: 1) memorize the law (whether you do this by outline or otherwise - you should know what works best for you); 2) take practice exams to help spot issues.

Open book: 1) write a paragraph or two on every major rule you've learned; 2) know the exceptions or write out the exceptions underneath each rule paragraph; 3) create an index so you can find your rule paragraphs; 4) take practice exams to help spot issues.

Good luck.